What's On


16 Aug 2022 - 20 Aug 2022
Melbourne French Theatre Inc.

Author: Moliere

Director: Donald McManus

Genre: Comedy


Lord Sganarelle, 53 years old, is engaged to Dorimene, a young woman. Sganarelle is excited about the marriage until he meet Dorimene. She talks too much and only cares about his money. Sganarelle seeks out philosophers but both are useless. So then he runs into Gypsies. They suggest Dorimene may cheat on him. Sganarelle also meets Lycaste, but doesn’t realize he’s Dorimene’s lover. Sganarelle goes to his future father-in-law Alcantor to cancel the wedding and Alcantor gets Dorimene’s brother Alcidas. When Alcidas threatens to fight him to the death, Sganarelle immediately agrees to marry Dorimene.


Start Date: 16 Aug 2022

End Date: 20 Aug 2022

Performance Times:

2:30pm on:

  • Fri 19th Aug 2022
  • Sat 20th Aug 2022

8:00pm on:

  • Tue 16th Aug 2022
  • Wed 17th Aug 2022
  • Thu 18th Aug 2022
  • Fri 19th Aug 2022
  • Sat 20th Aug 2022

Ticket Prices:

$22 to $41

Bookings: https://melbournefrenchtheatre.org.au/current-show-le-mariage-force/

Theatre: Melbourne French Theatre Inc.

Theatre Address:

Kensington Town Hall
30-34 Bellair Street, Kensington VIC 3031


Characters Summary:

SGANARELLE, a middle-aged bachelor, male, 35-60+

GÉRONIMO, his friend, male, 35-60+

DORIMÈNE, his fiancée, young coquette promised to Sganarelle, female, 20-30s

ALCANTOR, her father, male, 35-60+

ALCIDAS, her brother, male, 20-40

LYCASTE, her lover, 20-30s

DEUX ÉGYPTIENNES (dancers and singers), female, any age

PANCRACE, an Aristotelian philosopher, any gender, 20-60+

MARPHURIUS, a Phyrrhonian or sceptical philosopher, any gender, 20-60+

Audition Dates:

2:00pm on:

  • Sat 14th May 2022

7:00pm on:

  • Tue 17th May 2022

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